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Justin Jay Returns to DIRTYBIRD with Cash Money EP

by Tom Fairfax


Justin Jay returns to Dirtybird, the label that started it all for him, this time with a massive single release titled “Cash Money” and a US tour of the same name, kicking off this week and running well into early October.

Justin Jay’s first single “Static,”  was plucked out of the general demo submission folder by Claude VonStroke way back in 2011, at a time when Justin wasn’t old enough to get into the club. Since then he has experienced a meteoric rise, playing some of the biggest festivals and standout venues across the US.  Even so, from his live act to his DJ sets, Justin Jay has never strayed away from his signature quirky vibe and he has definitely earned his spot as an official Dirtybird Player.

The young CA native is an outstanding talent, consistently drawing from influences of House, Techno, Disco, Funk, and beyond. His self released album, which came out last year was a breath of fresh air, adding techy, deep, and quirky energy to non traditional house beats, vocals and melodies.

In the case of “Cash Money”, Justin has made an attention grabber with all the key signifiers of a Dirtybird classic  — catchy vocals and eccentric synths atop a funky bassline and careful drum grooves.

As a bonus, Justin stripped back his own track for the “Techno Dub”, giving the original a run for its money with a darker twist, adding subtle percussive layers over a simpler yet effective beat.

Justin Jay will also be embarking on an 18 date tour across the U.S. with key stops at The Great Northern in San Francisco, Gilt Nightclub in Orlando, Elements Music and Arts Fest in New York City, Spybar in Chicago, Skybar in Los Angeles, and of course Dirtybird Campout in Modesto.

Cash Money Tour

7.28 – Albuquerque, NM – Effex Nightclub

7.29 – Houston, TX – Stereo Live Houston Terrace

8.03 – San Francisco, CA – The Great Northern

8.05 – Dallas, TX – Sisu

8.06 – Orlando, FL – Gilt Nightclub

8.11 – Bronx, NY – Elements NYC Music and Arts Fest

8.12 – Baltimore, MD – Moonrise Festival

8.18 – Denver, CO – Jackson’s Rooftop

8.24 – Portland, OR – No Vacancy

8.25 – Chicago, IL – Spybar

9.01 – Los Angeles, CA – Skybar

9.06 – Seattle, WA – Q Nightclub

9.14 – Milwaukee, WI – SITE1A

9.15 – Minneapolis, MN – Union Rooftop

9.22 – Austin, TX – Carson Creek

9.23 – Santa Barbara, CA – Outside in Fest

10.03 – Costa Mesa, CA – La Cave

10.05 – Modesto, CA – Dirtybird Campout

Justin Jay

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